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URN etd-0730108-162447 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 2672 times. Download 1338 times. Author Yen-Chih Chen Author's Email Address No Public. Department Computer Science and Enginerring Year 2007 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language English Page Count 28 Title Design and Implementation of Multiprocessor System
on a Chip (MPSoC) Based on FPGA
Keyword Multi-core Soft-core Multiprocessor Nios II FPGA FPGA Nios II Multiprocessor Soft-core Multi-core Abstract With the growing of multimedia codec types, the huge amount of produced computing can not be handled by a single processor now. Therefore, we hope that the programs which include many computations can be processed by multiprocessors. In addition, the core operated in embedded system platform also gradually becomes multiprocessor from a single processor.
In the thesis, we design a four-processor system using NiosII soft-core and implement our MPSoC architecture (includes 4K I-cache, 1MB SRAM, 32MB SDRAM, 16MB
Flash) and design the executable programs running in multiprocessor via hardwire Mutex element. We use the hardwire Mutex core to access the shared memory in the program. The implemented result shows that the quad-core system architecture that we proposed can execute the program concurrently at the same time.
After the system is working, we evaluate and analyze the system performance by writing two programs in our four-core platform compared with one, two and three processors system. One of those declares a single variable and it accesses share data via a custom access order. The other case computes with array data type and accesses share data out of order. The result shows that the speedup without accessing order gets the higher increasing rate.
Advisor Committee Chia-Ying Tseng - advisor
Liang-Teh Lee - co-chair
Maw-Sheng Horng - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2008-07-03 Date of Submission 2008-08-01